March 25 (Renewables Now) - Brazil's wind power output in the first half of March has increased by 63.3% year-on-year to 4,258 average megawatts (MWa), show preliminary figures released by the Power Trading Chamber (CCEE).
Wind power's share rose to 6.3% from 3.7% in the previous year, according to CCEE data published in the InfoMercado Semanal, the weekly bulletin for energy generation and consumption.
Solar power generation went up to 527 MWa from 257 MWa, while hydropower and biomass power production decreased in the same period. The generation of the country's hydro plants went down to 54,300 MWa from 58,192 MWa, while biomass output decreased to 1,029 MWa from 1,093 MWa.
The overall electricity generation decreased 3.3% year-on-year in the first two weeks of the month, with 67,649 MWa delivered to the National Interconnected System (SIN). Demand arrived at 64,514 MWa, 3.4% less than in 2018, CCEE noted.